I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.
The friendship between a boy and a horse blossoms as the seasons pass.
Russell’s family reunion is coming up and he is not looking forward to all of the hugging, hand shaking, and hair tousling he’ll receive from his unusual relatives.
Cece and Isaac team up to discover the answer to their science project question: Do dogs eat vegetables?
Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York and excited about her first trip to Coney Island.
As goat becomes more adventurous in her eating, the farmer and his family begin to notice that things have gone missing.
Henry is fascinated by the bees his Aunt cares for and wants to help, but she says he must wait until he’s older.
In this whimsical celebration of the senses, we learn that when the mind and body are calm, we can see that all of life is still and moving, just like us.
Bear is determined to find the spider that’s building messy webs all over his house. Cute!
Two children notice all the beautiful colors that surround them on a rainy summer day in the country. Great as both a concept book and a fun, rhyming story!